"Russia became the chairman of the UN Security Council for a month ... As befits the chairmen, we will be "honest brokers", as we were in February 2022, when our chairmanship had the beginning of the SVO," he wrote in Telegram.

Polyansky stressed that any attempts to provoke Russia are doomed to failure in advance. According to the Russian diplomat, in the international arena, the country plays honestly and does not promote double standards.

Press Secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov earlier noted that Russia's presidency of the UN Security Council will be eventful.

According to him, the Russian side intends to exercise all its rights, remaining a responsible member of the organization.

Prior to this, the White House said that there were no legal ways to deprive Russia of permanent membership in the UN Security Council. This was stated at a briefing by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, commenting on the fact that Russia will chair the UN Security Council in April.

She also recalled that the United States will chair the UN Security Council in August 2023.